"Chushingura" (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers), also known as the story of the Forty-Six (or Forty-Seven) "Ronin," is the most famous and perennially popular of all Japanese dramas. Written around 1748 as a puppet play, it is now better known through Kabuki theater performances.
Donald Keene's translation of the original text is presented here with a new preface and an introduction and notes to aid readers in their comprehension and enjoyment of the play.
Through his graceful, resourceful translations and his elegant, exhaustive scholarly books, [Keene] is almost single-handedly responsible for the current popularity of Japanese literature in English-speaking countries. The New Yorker
Foreword, by Wm. Theodore de BaryPreface to the Second Paperback EditionPrefaceIntroductionChushingura (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers)Works Consulted
Series: Translations from the Asian Classics
For Ages: 22+ years old
Number Of Pages: 183
Published: 22nd April 1971
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.23